Sumit Verma

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Dilli, NCT, India

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Publications (4)4.39 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Thirteen children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) were treated with intraarticular steroid injection of triamcilone acetonide as a day care procedure. More than half (53.4%) the children were free of pain, limp and NSAID's use, with improvement in functional score at 12 weeks. No side effects were reported during the period of the study.
    Indian pediatrics 04/2009; 46(3):264-5. · 1.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Childhood injuries are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We evaluated the type of pediatric injuries encountered in the emergency room amongst 225 children (boys 151, girls 64; age range, 2 mo-12 yr). Data were collected using a structured injury proforma over a period of 12 months. Injuries occurred at home (n=137, 60.8%), street (n=38, 16.8%), and playground (n=37, 16.4%). Most frequent injuries were falls (n=144, 64%) and road traffic injuries (RTI) (n=37, 16.4%). Injuries mostly consisted of fractures (n=72, 32%), bruises (n=39, 17.3%), and lacerations (n=35, 15.5%). Child abuse was recognized in 7 (3.5%) children. There was an average delay of 2 hour 50 minutes to reach the medical facility.
    Indian pediatrics 03/2009; 46(2):168-71. · 1.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To report various primary immune deficiencies diagnosed in children at a tertiary care hospital, their clinical manifestations and laboratory profile. Case records of children diagnosed to have primary immunodeficiency disorders over a period of 24 months at a tertiary care hospital in northern India were evaluated. Twenty-seven children (M: F=3.5: 1) with mean age of 5.4 +/- 4.6 yrs (2 mo-16 yr) were diagnosed to have primary immunodeficiency. Thirteen children had chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), 4 had severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), 4 had hypogammaglobulinemia, 2 had Ataxia telangiectasia, and one each had DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott Aldrich syndrome, hyper IgM syndrome and leukocyte adhesion defect. Common mode of presentation were recurrent/ persistent pneumonia in 19, recurrent/ persistent diarrhea in 10, deep seated abscesses in 8, allergy in 3, disseminated tuberculosis infection in 2, extensive fungal infections in 2 and 1 each of disseminated cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, disseminated BCG disease, otitis media and meningitis. Family history of sibling deaths was elicited in 2 families. Infectious agents were isolated in 16 cases. From a single center 27 patients with primary immune deficiency could be identified by chart review, suggesting need for high index of suspicion for diagnosis of primary immune deficiency in India. Though the exact prevalence is not known there is need to make a registry to document the magnitude of problem of these disorders.
    The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 03/2008; 75(2):143-8. · 0.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report a 3-year-old boy with unilateral proptosis, painful swelling of the right thigh and aphasia. He had radiographic evidence of scurvy in the limbs and bilateral frontal extradural hematomas with a mass lesion in the left orbit on MRI. He was treated with vitamin C and on follow-up 8 weeks later had recovered with no evidence of the orbital mass on clinical or radiological study. Scurvy manifesting as proptosis and extradural hematoma is rare.
    Pediatric Radiology 10/2007; 37(9):937-9. · 1.65 Impact Factor